Friday, April 1, 2011

Alzheimer's Caregiver-Thank You!

As I have met with the families of those who care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's, my heart goes out to them. Many become frustrated, lonely, and feel a loss of hope. They must constantly care for their loved one, be cognizant of potential dangers, and all this in addition to their usual, everyday business. It can be a heavy burden. This article writes about some caregivers in Utah who have the opportunity to care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's. Utah is expected to lead the nation in cases of Alzheimer's because the lifespan is longer there.

These reasons are why we are so pleased to offer FotoDialer as just one more tool to aid both the caregiver and the recipient of Alzheimer's. FotoDialer offers a sense of safety because the patient or the caregiver can contact emergency help with ease. Frustration stemming from the inability of the Alzheimer's recipient to dial the phone properly because of forgetting phone numbers is eliminated.  Barriers of communication with family and friends are removed.  Those with any form of dementia can typically recall events in their lives when they were happiest. So at the very least, FotoDialer can present them with an opportunity to browse through old pictures of their loved ones (we suggest placing photos when loved ones were younger so the person with Alzheimer's can remember them with greater ease). We do realize FotoDialer is only beneficial for the person with Alzheimer's when they are in the early stages of the disease. However, it still remains a useful tool for the caregiver at any stage.

My hat goes off to those who work tirelessly in behalf of those they love. This hard work often occurs without any accolades or appreciation. So, from IntelliSolve, we say THANK YOU!

For those who don't know what FotoDialer is, please visit our description page here. Below is a video of FotoDialer. There are also some videos you can see here.